Monday, 1 October 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy, Featuring:

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz 
'Halloween Blueprint' Stamps

Hay Snazzy Folks
Can you believe it's October already!!  The excitement of Halloween is just round the corner, and no home would be complete without some sort of spooky decoration.
As soon as I saw the stamps I knew I wanted to make a lantern, and luckly Snazzys do a really cool 'Victoria  Lamp Kit' It's an {easy} build wooden frame and you add your own sides, and in my case a lid too.
 I made my side panels from parchment paper, Stamping the blueprints with black stazon and dry embossing from behind to create a bit of a highlight.
The frame was coloured with my 'black soot' distress stains.
I also used this and 'spiced
marmalade' to die some gause fabric that I ripped up and stuck to the frame with the BEST glue ever {in my opinion} cosmic shimmer specialist acrylic glue
For the lid I cut a piece of card that I painted black and added more of the dyed cloth,
I then painted a cool little paper mache skull with white acrylic dabber, once dry I coated all over with Tim Holtz 'rock candy' crackle and then once that was dry I dirtyed it up a bit with 'antique linen' distress ink.
I added a couple of cut out blueprint bats also, 
To finish the look I added a couple of the battery opperated tealights in the skull and lantern to provide that spooktastic night time glow.
I hope you have enjoyed my first project, I'll be back on thursday with another fun piece.
If you haven't already, scroll on back and check out the cool projects both Gillain and Lesley have made with this months DT KIT.